U21: Unlucky Start for Hosts Poland

Martin Valjent scores Slovakia's first goal to equalize the game / Twitter
U21: Unlucky Start for Hosts Poland

LUBLIN, Poland. June 16 (PSN) –The 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship finally begun on Friday but it was not the start many had hoped for.

Final score: Poland – Slovakia 1:2

The first game for Polish national team at the U21 European Championships despite much anticipation ended rather unsuccessful.

The bialo-czerwoni, despite the fact that they were leading the game from since the first minute, left the field without a point, losing to Slovakia 1:2 in Lublin.

The opening goal was scored by Ruch Chorzow’s Patryk Lipski. Later, however, viewers could only watch the Slovak fire in goals. Martin Skriniar first equalized, and afterwards the decisive goal for Slovakia was scored by Pavol Safranko off the bench.

On Monday Marcin Dorna’s team will play their second group game against Sweden, whom saw their first game tied 0:0 with England.


Poland – Slovakia 1:2 (1:1)
Goals: Lipski 1′ – Valjent 20′, Šafranko 78′

Yellow carded: Škriniar, Šafranko
Referee: Serdar Gözübüyük (Netherlands) Attendance: 14 911

Poland: 12. Jakub Wrąbel – 4. Tomasz Kędziora, 6. Jan Bednarek, 15. Jarosław Jach, 2. Paweł Jaroszyński – 11. Przemysław Frankowski, 17. Paweł Dawidowicz, 7. Karol Linetty, 10. Patryk Lipski (82, 18. Jarosław Niezgoda), 19. Bartosz Kapustka (59, 13. Łukasz Moneta) – 9. Mariusz Stępiński (85, 16. Krzysztof Piątek)

Slovakia: 1. Adrián Chovan – 4. Martin Valjent, 2. Branislav Niňaj, 3. Milan Škriniar, 14. Róbert Mazáň – 10. Albert Rusnák, 6. Stanislav Lobotka, 8. Martin Chrien, 21. Matúš Bero (90, 22. László Bénes), 7. Jaroslav Mihalík (82, 17. Lukáš Haraslín) – 15. Adam Zreľák (73, 18. Pavol Šafranko)

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